The US administration is discussing the possibility of introducing mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for federal government employees. This was announced on Tuesday, July 27, by US President Joe Biden during a visit to the headquarters of the Director of National Intelligence.
When asked by reporters whether the White House will require all federal employees to be vaccinated, the American leader noted that this issue is “under consideration.”
“If you are not vaccinated, you are nowhere near as smart as I thought,” – he is quoted as saying The Washington Post…
On the eve of the White House press secretary Jen Psaki at a regular briefing reportedthat the US authorities have not yet made a decision on whether all federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against coronavirus infection.
At the same time, she actually made it clear that the federal government supports those initiatives of the private sector and other non-state actors aimed at increasing the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country, including fines against those who refuse to be vaccinated. The US National Football League (NFL) has recently taken this path. “The more people are vaccinated, the safer in the country,” said Psaki. Such initiatives are “an important factor” in the fight against the pandemic, she said.
Earlier on July 25, the chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, indicated that the United States is heading in the “wrong direction” as the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise, especially among unvaccinated Americans.
“Since we have 50% of the country not fully vaccinated, this is a problem we have a pandemic among the unvaccinated, for this reason we practically beg unvaccinated people to get vaccinated,” the medical adviser said.
Fauci also drew attention to the spread of the Indian strain “Delta” in the United States and advised Americans to take measures to prevent infection among the population.
On July 21, the World Health Organization reported that the number of countries and territories in which the Delta strain is spreading increased from 13 to 20 July to 13 and reached 124.
Indian mutation COVID-19 “Delta” was discovered in March in the state of Maharashtra. The country’s health ministry noted that at that time there was little data to establish a link between the emergence of strains and the increase in incidence in a number of states. Then this variant of the coronavirus was discovered in different countries, including Russia.